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Guide to properly conduct disciplinary hearings at the workplace – Part 1

If the employer has reasonable cause to believe that an employee has committed an offence, the employer has the right to suspend such an employee with or without benefits.[1] However, it must be noted that if the employment relationship is governed under an employment code registered in terms of Section 101 of the Labour Act, …

“RESIGN OR BE DISMISSED” – EMPLOYEE’S PROTECTION AGAINST UNFAIR DISMISSAL IN ZIMBABWE.

  A contract of employment is the legal document that governs the employment relationship between an employee and his/her employer. Generally, when entering into a contact of employment, the employee agrees to render his services to the employer on agreed conditions of service and the employer undertakes to pay the employee a wage. In certain …

UNFAIR DISMISSAL – WHAT REMEDIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEES.

Unfair dismissal occurs when an employer fails to substantiate the alleged misconduct necessitating dismissal. This normally happens after an employer has terminated the employee’s contract of employment (written or otherwise) in violation of the provisions of Section 12(4a) and 12 B (1) and (2) of the Labour Act[1]. The remedies for unfair dismissal include reinstatement, …

A LIVING WAGE vs A FAIR WAGE: WHICH ONE DOES THE LAW PROTECT – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ZIMBABWEAN LABOUR LAW IN RELATION TO RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT PRICE HIKES IN BASIC COMMODITIES.

  INTRODUCTION Labour Act (Chapter 28:01) Section 6 (1)(a) provides that “No employer shall pay any employee a wage which is lower than that to a fair labour specified for such employee by law or by agreement made under this Act” and Section 6 (2) further provides that “ Any person who contravenes subsection (1) …